Archive for "Dec 2014"

The Babadook

The Babadook has received a lot of praise since its appearance at Sundance in 2014.It comes out of Australia through director Jennifer Kent who also wrote the story. Appreciation for this film has gone so far as to laud this as the best horror film of the decade, and one that might help improve the […]

Marina Warner discusses "How Fairytales grew up"

Over at Marina Warner has an interesting essay titled "How fairytales grew up." An excerpt: Fairytales are enjoying a huge rise in popularity and influence in symbiosis with the internet. The traditional functions of the bard and the griot in predominantly oral cultures included “keeping the memory of the tribe”, as Derek Walcott remarked […]

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